San Quirico d'Orcia

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San Quirico d'Orcia
Comune di San Quirico d'Orcia
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San Quirico d'Orcia
San Quirico d'Orcia (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°4′N11°36′E / 43.067°N 11.600°E / 43.067; 11.600
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Siena (SI)
Frazioni Bagno Vignoni, Fornace Laterizi
Government
  MayorValeria Agnelli
Area
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  Total42.12 km2 (16.26 sq mi)
Elevation
409 m (1,342 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2015) [2]
  Total2,672
  Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sanquirichesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
53027
Dialing code 0577
Website Official website

San Quirico d'Orcia is a comune (municipality) of about 2,500 inhabitants in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Florence and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southeast of Siena inside the Valdorcia landscape. It is named in honor of Saint Quiricus.

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Located on the Via Francigena, San Quirico d'Orcia borders the municipalities of Castiglione d'Orcia, Montalcino and Pienza.

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A panoramic view of San Quirico d'Orcia from the south

Main sights

The frazione of Vignoni houses a castle, a residence of the Salimbeni in the 12th century. It includes a top-less tower and a Romanesque church, once housing a crufix by Giambologna, now in the Museum of Montalcino. Annexed is also the (rebuilt) 15th century Palazzo degli Amerighi, where a plot was set against the Spanish who menaced Siena in 1558–59.

San Quirico is home to the following churches:

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References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.